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Giving Hope. Inspiring Change. Celebrating Generosity.
MAKING MODERN HISTORY
The compassion and generosity of the residents in the City of Vaughan was demonstrated at the Mayor’s Gala on May 25, 2016 as almost 1,000 people gathered at the Mayor’s Gala to help make a difference in the lives of people who need it most. The annual event benefits more than
100 not-for-profit organizations
that provide essential services in the City of Vaughan and beyond.
The theme of the Gala – Making Modern History – was inspired by Vaughan’s silver anniversary and provided an opportunity to highlight the City’s tremendous transformation in the last 25 years.
Canadian music star and Juno Award winner Jully Black kicked off the evening at the Terrace Banquet Centre with a headline
performance that had the guests singing along to her greatest hits. The Mayor’s Gala – together with the
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua Annual Charity Golf Classic – have raised more than $5
million since 2011.
As part of Vaughan’s commitment to support the development of healthcare services close to home, guests were invited to participate in a live auction to name a street in the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct where the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be located. The successful bid came from Liberty Development at a record $400,000 which will go directly to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
Since 2011, the annual Mayor’s Gala and Golf Tournament events have raised more than $5 million.
More than 100 not-for-profit and community groups that cater to youth, seniors, people with special needs, women’s centres, special education schools and sports groups have benefitted.
Distributed proceeds have been used for many important purposes, including iPads for children with autism, expansion of hospice programs, camp programs for children, toys for children at Christmas, to help victims of abuse and to build a new home for special needs adults.
Vaughan resident Stella Acquisto emceed the event.
Juno Award winner Dominic Mancuso and his band also performed.
The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Mayor’s Gala was the
Greenpark Group of Companies
The diamond sponsor for the 2016 Mayor’s Gala was the Cortel Group/Zancor Homes.
To find out how your organization can benefit or contribute, please contact
View video highlights from the 2016 Mayor's Gala
for photo gallery highlights.
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
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2016 Mayor's Gala Sponsors
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2016 Mayor's Gala Video - Making Modern History
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